Bathed in oil from the notoriously leaky 427 Chevy, combined with transmission oil, the Hill/Spence 2F sits in the Le Mans paddock. The 2F was reassembled after an attempt to replace a blown transmission input seal. At the time of the failure, the 2F was running a close second to the leading Ford Mk.IV. R. W. Schlegelmilch photo.
At Nassau in December of '66, two additional changes are obvious. Fuel filler caps were relocated and fully exposed under the radiator inlets, and a scoop had been added to the rear body work. This scoop appears to be there to force cool air into the car just above the engine oil tank appeared before the end of the season. Eric della Faille photo.
Phil Hill exits Arnage.The Chaparral squats under full power. Although down on power to the Ford GT Mk.II cars, the 2D was still very fast, especially in the more technical portions of the circuit. Rainer W. Schlegelmilch photo.
At Nassau, 1965, the Chaparral 2C sits stripped of its bodywork. Based on the tub of Chevy's GSIIb, the 2C was Chaparral's first car built on an aluminum tub. The car would be involved in a crash during the race. Taken back to Midland, it would be repaired and built into the revolutionary 2E. Leaning on the truck is Karl Schmid (on left) and another crew member I can't identify. Off to the left is an Austin Healey Sprite Mk.III (roll-down side windows). Eric della Faille photo.